August 24, 2016 – News of Abrahamic Interest

The Mizrahi Revival No. 4: Wounded memories of European Jews’ disrespect for Oriental immigrants; Yemeni vocal trio makes Rolling Stone






Orly Noy, whom we’ve met, is a vigorous defender of Mizrahi dignity and culture. Her piece on disappeared Mizrahi babies is a powerful statement.

The next item demonstrates the anxiety caused to right-wing politicians, in the form of defense minister Avigdor Lieberman, by contacts between Israeli–especially  Mizrahi–Jews with Palestinian leaders in Ramallah or visiting across the green line.

The final two articles on the trio of young Yemeni Jewish women who sing in Arabic and who made a big hit in the U.S. lays out dimensions of the gradual cultural ascendancy of Mizrahi artists and poets in Israel.
Joseph V. Montville
Chairman of the Board
TRACK TWO: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy